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'''Marcus Aurelius''' (; ;In Classical Latin, Aurelius' name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS.Epiphanius of Salamis (c. 315–403), in his chronology of the Roman emperors, calls him ''Marcus Aurelius Verus'' (''vide:'' ''On Weights and Measures (Epiphanius)|Epiphanius' Treatise on Weights and Measures – The Syriac Version'' (ed. James Elmer Dean), University of Chicago Press 1935, p. 32) 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman emperor from , ruling jointly with Lucius Verus until Verus' death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177. He was the the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. During his reign, the Roman Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with...
SuccessionRoman emperor|Joint 16th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign8 March 161 – 17 March 180
PredecessorAntoninus Pius
SuccessorCommodus
RegentLucius Verus {{small|(161–169)}}
Commodus {{small|(177–180)}}
Issue14, incl. Commodus, Marcus Annius Verus, Antoninus and Lucilla
DynastyAntonines|Antonine
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MotherDomitia Lucilla
Birth date{{birth date|121|4|26|df=y}}
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